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Stories for November 17, 2006

Reporters Discuss SEC Settlement; Sanders’ Five-Year Plan; Real Estate Pricing; Padres Management

Nov. 17
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Mayor Jerry Sanders laid out his 5-year plan to get San Diego back on solid financial footing. It means more than 900 job cuts for city workers. On Friday’s Full Focus, we’ll talk about the implications of the Mayor’s plan.

Little Children

Nov. 17
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Filmmaker Todd Field scored an indie hit with

Review: 'Ian Fleming's Casino Royale'

Nov. 17
By Beth Accomando
Tease photo

The name's Bond. James Bond. This month Daniel Craig becomes the sixth actor to take on the role of the famous MI6 British agent. The latest Bond adventure is "Casino Royale" (opening November 17 throughout San Diego) based on the 1953 novel in which Ian Fleming introduced 007 to readers.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Nov. 17
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Nov. 17
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Judge Halts Escondido Landlord Ordinance

Nov. 17
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A federal judge in San Diego has prohibited the City of Escondido from enforcing a controversial measure that bans landlords from renting to undocumented immigrants. Judge John Houston says the measure could cause irreparable harm and questioned its constitutionality. KPBS Reporter Amy Isacskon has details.

Oceanside Students Get Low Marks on Fitness

Nov. 17
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Oceanside school students got low marks on a state-mandated physical fitness test. The findings are included in a state report about how active students are in California. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Kehoe Seeks More Accountability from Airport Authority

Nov. 17
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego's Airport Authority was in the hot seat today as California Senator Christine Kehoe held hearings on how to make the agency more accountable to the public. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Climate Change May Lead to More Wildfires

Nov. 17
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Association for Fire Ecology adopted a declaration on climate change during this week's annual meeting in San Diego. The fire scientists say global warming may cause more wildfires. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.

Police to Clear McGonigle Canyon of Migrants, Protestors

Nov. 17
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego police officers are preparing to clear out McGonigle Canyon tomorrow. That includes removing migrants who live in the canyon – as well as the San Diego Minutemen, who plan a protest there. KPBS Radio's Andrew Phelps reports.

San Diego Real Estate, SEC Settlement, Congressional Leadership

Nov. 17
KPBS Public Broadcasting

This week, San Diego home prices showed a slight increase over last month. Is this a sign of a turnaround, or is it too early to tell what the future will hold? Also, the city reached a settlement with the SEC, and Mayor Jerry Sanders released his five-year financial plan. How many jobs will be cut? And, the new congressional leadership is taking shape in Washington, D.C. Will the new blood lead to bipartisanship?